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French bread tutorial

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My french bread with tons of pics!

December 20, 2010 - 1:12pm -- MandyMakesBread

Step one - Make a poolish from small amount of yeast, flour and warm water (part of packet, 1/2 flour, 1/2 cup warm water).  Let sit until it looks like this below.  (10 minutes or more if you want).

Step 2 - Mix in dry ingredients ( 3 1/2 cups flour (1/2 cup in poolish), 1tbsp salt, 1tsp sugar, rest of the yeast packet.  Stir it up.

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